Haze Distresses Orangutans in Indonesian Reserve
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Achmad Sukarsono, Reuters

Haze from Indonesian forest fires has disturbed orangutans living in a natural reserve on Borneo island, a park official said on Monday, blaming deer hunters for intentionally torching protected areas.

Japan Tuna Quota Halved for the Next Five Years
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Elaine Lies, Reuters

Japan's annual fishing quota for southern bluefin tuna, a sought-after delicacy in the world's largest fish consumer, will be halved for the next five years due to Tokyo's overfishing, a government agency said on Monday.

Big Grey Mouse First New Mammal Identified in Years
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildlife experts believe they have found Europe's first new terrestrial mammal species in years on the island of Cyprus, and it's a humble mouse.

Task Force Finds Puget Sound Needs Billions
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Rachel La Corte, Associated Press

It will take billions of dollars and targeted efforts to restore dwindling habitat and reduce pollution if Puget Sound's biggest problems are to be solved by 2020, a state task force said Thursday.

Group Warns Mountains Will Lose Ice Caps
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Malkhadir M. Muhumed, Associated Press

Africa's two highest mountains _ Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya _ will lose their ice cover within 25 to 50 years if deforestation and industrial pollution are not stopped, environmentalists warned Thursday.

Madagascar Coral Reefs Damaged
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new survey of coral reefs along Madagascar's southwestern coast found massive damage from coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures, researchers said Thursday.

Big Bogs Spurred Ancient Global Warming
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Massive peat bogs in Siberia and elsewhere may have helped spur global warming at the end of the last ice age some 12,000 years ago, scientists reported Thursday.

New Type of Mouse Discovered in Cyprus
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Thomas Wagner, Associated Press

A previously unknown type of mouse has been discovered on the island of Cyprus, apparently the first new terrestrial mammal species discovered in Europe in decades.

Wasps Released in Louisiana to Combat Bugs
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press

Louisiana horticulturists tied a small cylindrical vial containing hundreds of gnat-sized wasps to a hibiscus plant on a well-groomed lawn Wednesday, and removed the cap.

Study Shows Earth Wobbles Linked to Mammal Extinctions
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wobbles or variations in the Earth's orbit and tilt are associated with extinctions of rodent and mammalian species, Dutch scientists said on Wednesday.

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